The Battleship Island Movie

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During the Japanese colonial era, roughly 400 Korean people, who were forced onto Battleship Island (‘Hashima Island’) to mine for coal, attempt to escape.

Who's Involved:

Lee Jung-Hyun., Hwang Jeong-Min, Ryoo Seung-wan, Song Joong-Ki, So Ji-Sub

Release Date:

Friday, August 4, 2017 (Limited)

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Plot: What's the story about?

The Battleship Island is based on a true story during WWII when Korea was under the colonial rule of Japan. In 1944, 400 conscripted Korean civilians head out to Hashima Island. Nicknamed “The Battleship Island” after its resemblance to a war vessel, many were lured by false promises of high wages. Upon arrival, they found that workers are forced into slave labor. As the U.S. launches a massive counterattack on Japan, the Japanese decide to blow up the island in order to bury the truth about their awful treatment of the Korean slave labors. A Korean independence activist discovers the plan and works with others on the island for a mass escape.

official plot version from cj-entertainment.com


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On or about July 10, 2017, the film was in Completed status.

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The Battleship Island was released in 2017 on Friday, August 4, 2017 (Limited release). There were 14 other movies released on the same date, including Detroit, The Dark Tower and Kidnap.


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